MELTRIC power distribution products provide safe and reliable connections where you need them when you need them. These products feature Switch-Rated safety, custom options to fit your specific application, and extension cord safety to eliminate potential injury hazards and arcing exposure.
Incorporating Switch-Rated connectors into power distribution gear ensures that users can safely make and break connections wherever they are working:
Switching capabilities allow users to safely connect and disconnect equipment under full load, at the distribution panel or at the end of an extension cord.
Their dead-front design with safety shutter protects users by eliminating the possibility of exposure to arcing during connection or disconnection and by blocking all unintended access to live parts.
Spring-loaded, silver-nickel, butt-contacts maintain high conductivity even in harsh environments and are performance tested to survive horsepower overload testing at 600% of the full load motor current, plus 6000 operations under full load, to ensure long operating lives.
We can design in transformers for stepdown or dual voltage applications, overcurrent protection, control circuitry and power connections up to 600A. Enclosures may be painted or unpainted, mild or stainless steel, and may be equipped with wheel kits, lifting provisions, rain hoods, and/or access doors, lids or panels. Examples of MELTRIC custom power distribution gear include:
MELTRIC power distribution panels providing power to welders, pre-heaters, ventilation equipment and portable lighting through Meltric 6-gang circuit protected portable spider boxes all across shipyard and other large fabrication areas.
MELTRIC multi-gang, multi-voltage custom wall boxes provide process, maintenance and convenience power connections through a single box providing a clean and organized setup for automobile assembly or other manufacturing areas.
MELTRIC transformer panels provide stepdown and/or dual voltage capabilities for convenience and higher amperage receptacles in mobile or fixed packages.
MELTRIC fork-lift or crane movable distribution panels, in this case with incoming service supplied through a 400A PF connector to power 20 DSN 20A receptacles for assembly and test equipment.
The durability and reliability of MELTRIC power distribution gear stems from its thoughtful design, appropriate materials and careful assembly.
The use of proper types and gauges of steel, selective reinforcement, precision fabrication, effective gasketing, ground clearance feet, and rain hoods or other water shedding features help our enclosures stand up to harsh conditions.
High quality terminals, breakers, wire mesh cord grips and other third-party components are used to ensure long operating lives.
Careful and neat training of the wiring keeps it out of harms way and improves visibility and access to internal components.
Unlike MELTRIC Switch-Rated plugs and receptacles, most standard pin & sleeve devices are not intended to be connected or disconnected under load. Because of that, they must be used in connection with a wall mounted interlock switch to prevent connection or disconnection under load.
The interlock switch, however, can only affect the connection made at the wall box; it cannot control what happens at the end of the cord, so users connecting or disconnecting pin & sleeve extension cords under load may be exposed to arcing and the potential injury hazards it poses.
MELTRIC Switch-Rated plugs & receptacles are designed and rated for disconnect switching and eliminate the possibility of drawing an arc. Power distribution gear and extension cords equipped with them eliminate the hazards of standard extension cords.